Island News

Port Blair, 9 Dec 2016/--/It was all action on Friday. From dawn, all rescue agencies got their acts together to rescue thousands of tourists stranded at Havelock and Neil Island. Indian Coast Guard Ships, Rajveer and...
Port Blair, 9 Dec 2016/--/Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd (BSNL), A&N Region which have always been at the receiving end from its users due to its poor mobile and internet services, has earned praise from the people as...
Port Blair, 9 Dec 2016/--/Protection of Plant Varieties and Farmers’ Rights Authority (PPVFRA), Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers’ Welfare, GoI, New Delhi, has recommended Karen community of North Andaman for Plant...

West Bengal & Other States

Kolkata, 9 Dec 2016/--/The no-confidence motion against the TMC government, jointly moved by the Left Front and Congress, was today defeated with 191 votes against it and 50 votes in favour. At the end of a debate over the motion lasting one and a half hours, the opposition demanded a division...
Kalyani, 9 Dec 2016/--/The Nadia district police today detained two persons after a law student was shot to death on Thursday night. The police said the detained are the victim 23-year-old Moumita Biswas' husband Nikhil Sen and her friend Basudeb Das alias Surajit. A divorce case was going on...

Sports News

Port Blair, 5 Dec 2016/--/The Nehru Yuva Kendra, Rangat in collaboration with Nehru Youth Club, Rangat is organizing Knockout Football Tournament under Block Level Sports Meet from December 4 at Nimbutala playground in...
Port Blair, 4 Dec 2016/--/The Nehru Yuva Kendra, Campbell Bay organized a football tournament for U-19 age group, under “Cluster Level Inter Youth Club Sports Meet-2016-17”. A total of eight teams participated in the...

Hills (Darjelling) News

DARJEELING, 9 Dec 2016/--/The Darjeeling Terai Dooars Plantation Labour Union, the primary trade union of the tea gardens in the hills, wants has the state government to implement minimum wage before April 1, 2017...
DARJEELING, 8 Dec 2016/--/Giving a major setback to the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha, more than 500 voluntary teachers owing allegiance to the party today joined the hill Trinamool Congress, giving the latter a welcome boost...
DARJEELING, 7 Dec 2016/--/It was an alert mind and quick reflexes that saved a young glider today from a life threatening accident as he manoeuvred in desperation and managed to land in a nettle bush, leaving him with...

National News

NEW DELHI, 9 Dec 2016/--/The CBI today arrested former Indian Air Force Chief S P Tyagi and two others for alleged corruption in the Rs 3,600 crore AgustaWestland VVIP chopper deal. Tyagi, who retired in 2007, was...
NEW DELHI, 9 Dec 2016/--/As Parliament remained gridlocked over demonetisation, Rahul Gandhi today thundered there will be an "earthquake" if allowed to speak on the "biggest scam", drawing ridicule from BJP which said...

Business News

NEW DELHI, 9 Dec 2016/--/Income Tax officials Thursday said they have post-demonetisation uncovered several cases of fraud including one wherein a syndicate was exchanging old currency notes for 35 per cent commission....
Chennai, 9 Dec 2016/--/The Income Tax department has seized at least Rs 106 crore in cash, including Rs 10 crore in new currency, and gold bars weighing 127 kg in searches at multiple locations in the city to check tax...

Market Watch

Mumbai, 9 Dec 2016/--/The market uptrend went into the second day Friday, with the Sensex spurting 53 points to bring up a fresh 1-month closing high of 26,747, in keeping with firming global indices amid investor optimism. On a weekly basis, both key indices -- the Sensex and the Nifty -- recorded...

Political Delicacies

28 Nov 2016/--/Ghulam Nabi Azad is the man to watch. Azad is famous as the Congress leader with a midas touch for having won for his party every state of which he has been in charge. He now faces the ...
6 Nov 2016/--/Congress President Sonia Gandhi is most likely to  get one more extension. The Congress Working Committee is working on the matter. This will be the second extension given to the longest...

North Bengal News

SILIGURI, 9 Dec 2016/--/S.R. Roy, Executive Director, Siliguri, NHPC Limited, India’s premier Hydropower Company, today flagged-off a Trailer campaign from the premises of Regional Office, Siliguri, to commemorate the...
SILIGURI, 9 Dec 2016/--/Ramchandra Developers, real estate company in Siliguri, after successful delivery of number of residential and commercial projects in the town launched its new residential cum commercial project...
SILIGURI, 9 Dec 2016/--/Chirag Agency, a design by  Gopichand & Sons launched their 1st showroom in North Bengal at Anand Deep Building, opposite of Gurudwara, Sevok Road, Siliguri. Founder of Gopichand & Sons,...

Echo World

Houston, 9 Dec 2016/--/John Glenn, a trailblazing astronaut who broke the glass ceiling twice by becoming the first American to orbit the Earth and the first senior citizen to venture into space, has died aged 95. "We...
Washington, 9 Dec 2016/--/At least 50,000 Islamic State jihadists have been killed by the US-led coalition since it began operations in Iraq and Syria in late 2014, a senior US military official has said. A relentless...

Reflex Action

9 Dec 2016/--/Considering 30 December as the deadline for exchanging old 500 and 1000 rupees notes, we are halfway through the days of demonetisation. Those in favour of demonetisation say this is a great move to unearth black money. Black money are disproportionately cornered by the rich and corrup...

Editorial

9 Dec 2016/--/Trafficking in women has been known for long. That there is a thriving business in   trafficking in babies and children – not only living but also dead children – was totally unknown. The contours of it have just begun emerging. From stealing and selling babies at a high price to rich customers at home and abroad for lakhs of rupees to ‘hiring’ wombs of destitute and mentally unsound...